US exorcism rate soaring

US exorcism rate soaring

[While the new Bergoglian bishop of Tulsa shuts down a priestly society of exorcists]

Catholic World News – September 26, 2016

The demand for exorcisms in the US has soared in recent years, two Catholic priests told the Daily Telegraph.

The London newspaper—covering a story that is rarely mentioned in US newspapers—reports that the number of American priests officially assigned as exorcists has quadrupled in the past decade. Although no statistics are kept on the number of exorcisms, those involved agree that it has increased dramatically.

The two priests interviewed by the Telegraph suggest that the possible causes for a sudden rise in demonic activity could include drug addiction, the habitual use of pornography, paganism, and increased interest in magic and the occult.

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5 comments on “US exorcism rate soaring

  1. Is there a graph or chart that illustrates this rise since Vatican II and Roe v. Wade?

    It is pretty obvious that decline in Christian observance results in an increase in the demonic. Like with the current anti-Christian pro-abortion regime.

  2. When the media talks about this they do not always specify how many ACTUAL cases of possession are actually dealt with.

    It is a TINY percentage (sometimes below 1 per cent) of the total number of otherwise very harried people who call upon the Church for exorcism.

    There are demonic obsessions, vexations and often harassments but those do not involve the person actually being taken over by evil spirits. Many of those can be cleared up quickly in the Confessional and through sincere repentance and persistent prayer and the Sacraments.

    The greatest number of people who think they may be possessed are mentally ill, deeply depressed, simply neurotic, suffering from an overactive imagination, etc.

    I suggest folks look up the excellent series on YouTube featuring Fr Chad Ripperger who WAS the official Exorcist in Tulsa until very recently. He is a traditionalist, a Thomist, an absolutely brilliant priest, former seminary professor and very distinguished author.

    He’s also very unimpressed with himself. Which does not seem to be always the case with some others. He was asked once if he was exhausted and shaken after actually driving out devils.

    He told the questioner: Not really. I just grab a pizza, some beer and go home to watch a football game.

    All in a day’s work.

  3. Here ya go, gang. Very Thomistic, scholarly and enlightening if you haven’t looked into this before.

  4. Quote: “and increased interest in magic and the occult.”

    What about anti-Christian occult secret societies manipulating and controlling politics, political candidates, and government policies for an anti-Christian Malthusian agenda?

    What about abortions (which in themselves are demonic)? What about the decline in vocations, apostasy, and more people dropping away from the faith because it has been watered down by progressive modernists and the Spirit of Vatican II?

  5. Urgent Need for More Exorcists

    Dr. Valter Cascioli (who teaches courses in exorcism at the Pontifical University of Regina Apostolorum in Rome): “There is a broad spread of superstitious practices, and with that a growing number of requests for help from people who are directly or indirectly struck by evil.”
    “It is dangerous to underestimate a phenomenon that is caused by the direct actions of the devil, but also by a decline in faith and values.”

    How does the suppression of Catholic identity at Catholic colleges by progressive modernists and secular liberals affect this situation? If students aren’t learning about the true Catholic faith, how prepared are they for dealing with evil?

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